What would I be getting myself into if I started therapy?
In therapy we simply get curious about what you’re thinking, feeling, and doing without judgement using the guidance, skill, and perspective of a licensed mental health professional. We identify your strengths and use them to reduce the impact of your symptoms. We help you approach your situation in a new way by teaching skills, gaining perspective, and truly listening to yourself. We use various evidenced-based modalities that best fit you and your goals. Therapy is about you, not your therapist. We’re here to support you by bringing out everything you already know about yourself.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective for some people but it alone does not solve all issues. Medication often reduces our symptoms, but doesn’t resolve the true root of our symptoms. Sometimes medication is needed in addition to therapy to reduce severe distress so we can get the most out of sessions. Taking medication is your choice and you’re free to ask your therapist’s recommendation.
How long will it take?
The amount of time a person engages in therapy is completely dependent upon them. You get to decide how much or how little treatment you receive. The number of therapy sessions you have can depend on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors driving you to seek therapy in the first place. Most clients we work with tend to see us for 1-3 years. Regardless of the length of time we work together, we’re happy to support you for as long or as little as you need. And, of course, there is always an open dialogue about your thoughts on you therapy experience, satisfaction, and duration.
What is an LPA?
An LPA is a mental health clinician licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. LPAs hold master’s degrees in clinical psychology or similar field. LPAs typically provide psychotherapy and conduct psychological evaluations. Click here to learn more.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We’re so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Our work together focuses on exploring and unpacking the root problems you’re experiencing and expanding on your strengths to help you accomplish your personal goals. Your active participation, openness, and dedication will be crucial to your success.
How does payment work?
Through the online client portal, you’ll find a place to input your credit card information. Your card will be kept on file and will be charged at the end of each day you have a session. That way, we don’t waste your valuable time in session fiddling with payment. Each therapist’s rates are available here.
What is out-of-network insurance coverage?
Out-of-network (OON) mental health providers do not have an agreement with any health insurance companies. Benefits of going OON include not having diagnoses follow you in your medical record and avoids restrictions on when, how, and how often you can be seen for therapy. If your insurance company does provide OON coverage for outpatient mental health services, we do supply superbills each month. These documents can be submitted to your insurance company and you will receive a percentage of your session fee reimbursed. The exact amount of reimbursement depends on your insurance provider and plan. Wondering if you have OON coverage? Here is a helpful list of questions to ask your insurance provider to determine your eligibility for coverage.
What is a superbill?
A “superbill” is a term for a billing format that allows you to submit the bill directly to the insurance company after you pay for sessions. The superbill is usually one page and contains my name; practice name and address; phone number; date and place of services; TAX ID; NPI number; state license number; checklist of CPT codes; a place to write DSM or ICD diagnosis codes; the charge for service and the payment; balance due; and signature of the clinician. You will receive a superbill at the end of each month and then you’ll simply send it on over to your insurance company.